Decreasing divorce in US Army couples: Results from a randomized controlled trial using PREP for Strong Bonds.
Findings from a large, randomized controlled trial of a couple education program are presented in this brief report. Married Army couples were assigned to either PREP for Strong Bonds (n = 248) delivered by Army chaplains or to a no-treatment control group (n = 228). One year after the intervention, couples who received PREP for Strong Bonds had 1/3 the rate of divorce of the control group. These findings suggest that couple education can help reduce the risk of divorce in military couples.